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by Trout Valley Mayor Bob Baker,Lisa Damian Kidder

Download Trout Valley, the Hertz Estate, and Curtiss Farm (Images of America: Illinois) ePub
  • ISBN 0738561606
  • ISBN13 978-0738561608
  • Language English
  • Author Trout Valley Mayor Bob Baker,Lisa Damian Kidder
  • Publisher Arcadia Publishing (July 28, 2008)
  • Pages 128
  • Formats doc mbr docx rtf
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Photography and Video
  • Size ePub 1221 kb
  • Size Fb2 1212 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 848

John D. Hertz, of rental car fame, discovered Trout Valley (then a part of unincorporated McHenry County) in the 1920s. He built a mansion, barns, and polo grounds on the banks of the Fox River, calling his new country estate Leona Farms. Famous landscape architect Jens Jensen designed its scenic landscape, fishing streams, and ponds. Here Hertz raised racehorses, including two Kentucky Derby winners, and hosted Gatsby-like parties for the rich and famous, including Myrna Loy, Will Rogers, and Walt Disney. Eleanor Roosevelt was once a guest too. In 1943, Hertz sold his estate to Otto Schnering, of Baby Ruth and Butterfinger fame, who transformed the grounds from a lush playground to the headquarters of a 10,000-acre farming operation. Old-timers still remember Schnering’s six-pony hitch carrying joy-filled passengers down Main Street, the state-of-the-art livestock arena, and the trophy-winning cattle raised at Curtiss Farm.

Lisa Damian Kidder (Goodreads Author), Bob Baker (Goodreads Author) (Introduction). Other books in the series. Images of America: Illinois (1 - 10 of 312 books).

Lisa Damian Kidder (Goodreads Author), Bob Baker (Goodreads Author) (Introduction). John D. Hertz, of rental car fame, discovered Trout Valley (then a part of unincorporated McHenry County) in the 1920s. He built a mansion, barns, and polo grounds on the banks of the Fox River, calling his new country estate Leona Farms. Famous landscape architect Jens Jensen designed its scenic landscape, fishing streams, and ponds. Books by Lisa Damian Kidder No trivia or quizzes yet.

Trout Valley is a storied place, rich with colorful history, filled with wonder and bedecked with natural splendor. Trout Valley-even the name evokes bucolic images. Like a modern-day Shangri La, it is a small valley hidden away from the eroding influence of the modern world. It is a green oasis that has drawn the fancy of entrepreneurs and artists for nearly a century. As I enter, I am enveloped by a sense of nostalgia

by Lisa Damian Kidder. Images of America: Illinois SeriesLisa Damian Kidder.

by Lisa Damian Kidder.

In 1943, Hertz sold his estate to Otto Schnering, of Baby Ruth and Butterfinger fame . Series: Images of America.

In 1943, Hertz sold his estate to Otto Schnering, of Baby Ruth and Butterfinger fame, who transformed the grounds from a lush playground to the headquarters of a 10,000-acre farming operation. Old-timers still remember Schnering's six-pony hitch carrying joy-filled passengers down Main Street, the state-of-the-art livestock arena, and the trophy-winning cattle raised at Curtiss Farm. Trout Valley village trustee Lisa Damian Kidder worked with the Trout Valley Preservation and Restoration Society to bring this rich history to life in Trout Valley, the Hertz Estate, and Curtiss Farm.

Summary, et. Hertz, of rental car fame, discovered Trout Valley (then a part of unincorporated McHenry County, Il. in the 1920s

Publication, Distribution, et. Charleston, . Arcadia Pu. (c)2008. Summary, et. in the 1920s. He built a mansion, barns, and polo grounds on the banks of the Fox River and called his estate Leona Farms. In 1943, Otto Schering, of Baby Ruth and Butterfinger fame, purchased and transformed the grounds to the headquarters of a large farming operation. Both eras and the more modern time of a residential village that seeks to preserve its history and landscape are covered in text and photos. Geographic Name: Trout Valley (Il.

Personal Name: Kidder, Lisa Damian. Publication, Distribution, et.

Lisa Damian Kidder; Bob Baker. Here Hertz raised racehorses, including two Kentucky Derby winners, and hosted Gatsby-like parties for the rich and famous, including Myrna Loy, Will Rogers, and Walt Disney.

Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief was one of the most prolific bulls in the history of. .Trout Valley, the Hertz Estate, and Curtiss Farm (Images of America IL). Vijvers Schuren Kentucky Derby Paardenraces Gatsby Acre.

Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief was one of the most prolific bulls in the history of Holstein cattle breeding - but he also introduced a lethal gene into the population, responsible for an estimated half million spontaneous abortions worldwide. McHenry County Illinois Historic Preservation Commission - Cary - One of my first jobs was at Curtiss Breeding.

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Llbery
Has an interesting background as to the early history but sort of misses the mark with the times around the actual formation of Trout Valley. My folks built there in 1960.
"The Haybarn," by the horse barn, was a gift store run (& owned?) by the Baldwins. "Fonda's Interiors" was not an antique store but an interior decorators and furniture store, owned by relatives of the theatrical Fonda's.
The restaurant, when I lived there in the sixties, was the Villa d'Este. I'm not sure when it closed. And what about mentioning the horse shows?
Ger
This is the first time I've ever read this type of book. I've read other local histories, but they were more involved and covered a larger area.

I must say I was surprised. I had no idea the founder of Hertz lived in this area or a candy magnate. I can certainly understand their motivations.

The narritives were lovely and the photos captivating. I have never been to Trout Valley, but I think I should go visit after reading this. I have driven by it many times. I have even been waiting for a stop light to turn and musing over the headstones in the cemetary on the corner. There is a large one with the name Curtiss etched in the granite. Now I know.

Overall very well done. If the goal was to get the reader to appreciate this hidden valley and want to learn more, then that was surely accomplished.
Skilkancar
My grandfather worked at the farm and there is even a picture of him. The picture quality isn't good, but that's because they may not have originals. I loved this book because of the family connection.
Priotian
Historically interesting story,helped me research a Curtiss Farms item I had bought.Full of interesting photos to go with story.
Rleyistr
Purchased as a gift
Dusar
Loved this book. It had almost all the information I needed and excellent pictures. My family will love reading it.